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University of New Mexico - Main Campus Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about University of New Mexico - Main Campus. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is University of New Mexico - Main Campus Ranked?

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2020 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

University of New Mexico - Main Campus was awarded 60 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is teacher education subject specific.

Overall Quality

UNM is ranked #881 out of 1,727 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2020 Best Colleges list.

UNM is also ranked #3 out of 11 schools in New Mexico.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UNM?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at University of New Mexico - Main Campus is a competitive 67%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Average Test Scores

About 3% of students accepted to UNM submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 460 and 590. Math scores were between 470 and 580.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of New Mexico - Main Campus  ( 460 to 590 )
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SAT Math Scores for University of New Mexico - Main Campus  ( 470 to 580 )
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UNM received ACT scores from 87% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for University of New Mexico - Main Campus  ( 19 to 25 )
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University of New Mexico - Main Campus Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1, University of New Mexico - Main Campus is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of New Mexico - Main Campus is 71%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  71 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at University of New Mexico - Main Campus

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of New Mexico - Main Campus has a freshmen retention rate of 78%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  78 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 15% for first-time, full-time students at UNM, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  15 out of 100
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Excellent Overall Diversity at UNM

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 20,354 undergraduates at UNM with 15,093 being full-time and 5,261 being part-time.

UNM Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

With an overall score of 86.91 out of 100, UNM is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  86.91 out of 100
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How Much Does University of New Mexico - Main Campus Cost?

The overall average net price of UNM is $14,315. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UNM

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$13,108 $14,388 $16,239 $17,309 $18,451

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UNM, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UNM, approximately 34% of students took out student loans averaging $6,315 a year. That adds up to $25,260 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UNM is 12.4%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do UNM Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from UNM make about $36,400 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is about 11% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.

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Location of University of New Mexico - Main Campus

Located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, University of New Mexico - Main Campus is a public institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Location of University of New Mexico - Main Campus

Contact details for UNM are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1700 Lomas Blvd Ne, Albuquerque, NM 87106
Phone: 505-277-0111
Website: www.unm.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/universityofnewmexico
Twitter: https://twitter.com/unm

University of New Mexico - Main Campus Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 90 majors graduated from University of New Mexico - Main Campus. Of these students, 4,540 received undergraduate degrees and 1,688 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 631 $38,300
General Psychology 531 $25,800
Nursing 301 $69,500
General Biology 270 $24,200
Liberal Arts General Studies 212 $25,200
Criminal Justice & Corrections 152 $29,700
Writing Studies 152 $27,400
Teacher Education Grade Specific 150 $31,200
Teacher Education Subject Specific 133 $28,900
Romance Languages 127 $26,400

Learn more about the majors offered at University of New Mexico - Main Campus along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at UNM

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 9,515 students took at least one online class at University of New Mexico - Main Campus. This is a decrease from the 9,733 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 9,515 2,144
2016-2017 9,733 2,169
2015-2016 8,771 1,880
2014-2015 8,059 1,620
2013-2014 7,648 1,565

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